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IISD's research, experts and publications are regularly featured by press outlets and on multimedia platforms around the world.

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  • The environment shouldn’t suffer because of our COVID-19 precautions

    The Globe and Mail - July 28, 2020  One of the greatest concerns for the environment comes in the form of enhanced cleaning protocols, which mean that we are all using a larger volume of cleaning products.

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  • For all its green talk, the IEA still gives comfort to oil and gas producers

    Climate Home News - July 28, 2020  When oil major Total announced it had raised finance for a $20 billion project to exploit Mozambique’s gas reserves, it faced criticism for undermining international climate goals.

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  • CAPP, LNG industry lobby B.C. government for long-term discount on hydroelectricity

    The Narwhal - July 25, 2020  The oil and gas industry is lobbying the B.C. government for a long-term discount on hydroelectricity, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for its recent financial woes.

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  • Businesses, non-profits urging feds toward ‘bold green recovery,’ but domestic context could push Canada down different path, says expert

    The Hill Times - July 25, 2020  As the federal government continues to spend unprecedented sums to float the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, politicians, advocacy organizations, private companies, and experts are trying to increase the pressure on Ottawa.

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  • Aid for Canada’s energy sector heavily weighted towards fossil fuels in COVID-19 response

    Canadian Press - July 24, 2020  Federal energy and environment officials were warned in late April that Canada’s clean-tech sector was in danger as COVID-19 knocked the bottom out of the industry.

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  • Spending to Build Back Better

    One Earth - July 24, 2020  The response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has seen unprecedented public spending. As economies reopen, we can expect even higher sums of public money to be spent on rebooting consumption and upgrading public infrastructure.

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  • Green or Brown? As lockdowns lift, governments face a recovery climate choice

    Reuters - July 17, 2020  Despite mounting pressure for economic rescue packages to be used to tackle climate change, most of the money spent so far on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic has gone towards propping up business as usual, according to three studies.

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  • Reset your economy: the power of green stimulus packages

    Global Government Forum - July 17, 2020  Around the world, governments are using stimulus packages to jump-start business growth. Catherine Early explores the potential of ‘green recovery’ investments, designed to reshape as well as rebuild national economies.

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  • COVID-19: Fossil fuels dominate G20 recovery spend - July 16, 2020  G20 governments have committed $151bn to fossil fuels, compared with $89bn towards clean energy, according to Energy Policy Tracker, which follows climate- and energy-related recovery policies.

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  • Governments put 'green recovery' on the backburner

    The Guardian - July 15, 2020  Governments are spending vastly more in support of fossil fuels than on low-carbon energy in rescue packages triggered by the coronavirus crisis, new data has shown.

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